It’s that time of year, TeenLab is here!
Every year, KCPT holds a master class series for ages 13 - 19 called TeenLab.
Part lab, part production result, TeenLab is an intensive writing and production workshop where young artists write, develop and perform self-created work. As an educational experience, TeenLab opens a way for heightened self-expression through the employment of cutting edge theater and business technology, building new skill sets for the young artist.
Designed as a professional training program for teens about to
enter the workforce or higher educational programs, TeenLab gives
students the opportunity to write and design theatrical productions
using real world technology in a learning environment with working
theater professionals. Emphasis is placed on the “lab-like”
atmosphere where students experiment with technology and the
creative process then showcase their work to the public.
This year (into Spring 2013) we will be having three sessions of TeenLab.
-- Spring Session -- of TeenLab begins Monday
February 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the KCPT theater
office on 1128 Lawrence Street. Future meeting times will be
decided between participants. The first meeting is open, come, check it out, see what you think with no obligation!
You can sign up for these TeenLab sessions in person at the KCPT offices on Lawrence Street (hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri) -- OR -- by calling the office at 379-0195 -- OR -- by using this PayPal registration form here online.
Thank you ! -- Amy E. Sousa, Education Coordinator, Key City Public Theatre
Tuition * Sliding scale available. Scholarships available
upon request. Tuition assistance is available for students in
need by submitting a letter of request to the KCPT Office.
-- Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis and are processed when accompanied by at least 50% of class fees due.
-- All balances on tuition must be paid in full by the first day of class.
-- No refunds are made after the first meeting of a class. A non-refundable $35 processing/handling fee is included in your tuition.
-- Questions? Call our Administrative
Offices at (360)379-0195
AMY E. SOUSA received her BFA in theater from New York University’s Tisch school of the arts. She studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting. She worked as a teaching artist for fifteen years in the New York City School district, teaching acting, writing, storytelling, voice and movement classes. She holds her M.A. in depth psychology and is currently a Ph.D. candidate researching the relationship between ecopsychology and the imagination.
CHARLIE BETHEL is a writer/actor based in New York. He trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and has taught at Northwestern University's National High School Institute (aka"Cherubs," Evanston, IL), Illusion Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), the Community Initiatives Project (Greenwood, SC), and the Esalen Institute (Big Sur, CA), as well as workshops and master classes for high schools in Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He directed Teen Lab at Key City Public Theatre last autumn, and is looking forward to repeating the experiment this autumn. His specialties are Voice and Movement, Shakespeare, and monologue/solo performance.
TeenLab is an on-going KCPT program in which
student-artists write, develop and perform their own
collaborations. These intensives are open to students
ages 13 - 19.
KCPT can work with a student's school to coordinate class credit in creative writing or theater/arts.
Fee structure is a sliding scale, with some scholarships available. Adjustments for families with more than one child enrolled are also available.
TeenLab is part master class, part production result. Acting lessons -- Writing sessions -- and the unique experience of performing new, self-created work together.
Our TeenLab program is generously sponsored by GPM, Inc.
"I never knew how fun it would be to sit in a room with other
people and write stories."
"Every year Fall rolls around and my ears are filled with the scratching noise of pencils on paper.
I never really write, but when TeenLab comes,
creativity sky rockets."
"This is my second year in TeenLab and I have enjoyed it just as much as the first time.
It is always fun to hang out with the people, and
the work is more like play!"
"TeenLab is a memorable experience that encourages me in every way.
Self confidence, writing skills, acting, and being
who I am are things I get to portray in every session."
"I have been steered into a new writing genre, which has been fun,
hard, experimental, and occasionally irritating."
Key City Public Theatre -- Denise Winter, Artistic Director -- Port Townsend, WA 98368 ----
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